News: conferences, events and seminars


This page contains details of conferences, events and seminars either organised and run by SLSA members or of interest to them.

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2017

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Access to Justice and Legal Services, London: call for papers and registration now open

Intoxication, Addiction and the Criminal LawIntoxication, Addiction and the Criminal Law, Brighton

The IALS Contribution to Legal Scholarship (IALS@70), London

Socio-legal Studies/Sociologie du Droit: Methods, traditions, theories in France and the UK, Paris: call for contributions and registration

Socio-Legal Sources and Methods in Family and Social Welfare Law, London

SLSA 2018, Bristol: call for papers and posters and registration now open – conference poster now available

SLSA Postgraduate Conference 2018, Belfast


2017


November

Centre for the Study of Women and Gender: Graduate seminar series 2017–2018

Dates: Unitl March 2018

Venue: Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, Warwick University

Please see flyer for details.

IALS Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Conference 2017: Children and digital rights – regulating freedoms and safeguards, London

Date: 17 November 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details. 

UK IVR Annual Conference: Law, rationality and the market

Dates: 17–18 November 2017

Venue: School of Law, University of Sheffield

Please see flyer for details. 

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Democracy and the Rule of Law: Relationships, challenges, and conflicts

Date: 18 November 2017

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Theme: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

This is a Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security event. Please see flyer for details. Registration is open and the programme is also available.

The Case of LafargeHocim in Syria

Date: 20 November 2017

Venue: Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

This event is part of the Transnational Justice Institute Seminar Series. Please see website for details.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Reconciling national values and human rights

Date: 21 November 2017

Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London

Speaker: Susan N Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union

Please see website for details of this free event.

The IALS Contribution to Legal Scholarship (IALS@70)

Date: 21 November 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Chair: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor

Please see website for details and list of speakers. This event is free but please book in advance. All welcome.

Positive in Prison: HIV stories from a Dublin jail

Date: 22 November 2017

Venue: LSHTM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT

This event is free but registration is required. See website for further details.

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ESRAN UKI Workshop

Date: 24 November 2017

Venue: University of Warwick

Please see flyer for details. 

Socio-Legal Sources and Methods in Family and Social Welfare Law

Date: 24 November 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Organised by the SLSA, British Library and Institute of Advanced Studies. Please see website for details.

Financing and the Right to Science in Technology Transfer in SDGs,

Date: 24 November 2017

Venue: University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Please see website for details.

How to Get a PhD in Law: Day One on the PhD in law and research methods

Date: 25 November 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details.

CEPLER Workshop: Re-imagining EU law – Brexit and the law

Date: 27 November 2017

Venue: Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research, Birmingham Law School

This event is free to attend. Please see website for details.

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Legal Education Research Network Showcasing Event 2017

Date: 29 November 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

Criminal Insanity – Can empirical research influence legal change?

Date: 30 November 2017

Venue: Leicester De Montfort School of Law

Speaker: Ronnie Mackay, Professor of Criminal Policy and Mental Health

Chair: Andrew Ashworth

This event is part of the Professorial Lecture Series. Please see flyer for details.

Counter-Terrorism, Constitutionalism and Miscarriages of Justice: A symposium in honour of Professor Clive Walker QC

Date: 30 November 2017

Venue: Devonshire Halls, University of Leeds

Please see programme and website for details.

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December

Legislative Aspects of Brexit: Conference and annual lecture celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies and 70th anniversary of the IALS

Date: 1 December 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Positive in Prison: HIV stories from a Dublin jail

Date: 1 December 2017

Venue: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This event is free but registration is required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Brexit Will Not Happen!? But what if it would?

Date: 4 December 2017

Venue: Sustainability College, Bruges, Belgium

Please see website for details.

Health, Environment and Food: European law and risk regulation: call for abstracts

Date: 4 December 2017

Venue: University of Parma, Italy

Please see website for details. Call closes: 10 November 2017.

Westminster Briefing: Higher education policy in 2018

Date: 6 December 2017

Venue: Central London

Please see website for details.

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LSAANZ Conference 2017

Dates: 6–9 December 2017

Venue: Otago University, Dunedin New Zealand

Hosted by the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre for Research Excellence. Please see website for details. 

Crimmigration Law at a Crossroads: Promises and pitfalls after Trump and Brexit

Date: 7 December 2017

Venue: Queen Mary University of London

Speaker: Professor Juliet Stumpf of Lewis and Clark Law School

This is the Annual Lecture of the Criminal Justice Centre. Please see website for details.

The North Sea as a Source of Sustainable Energy and Law

Date: 8 November 2017

Venue: Centre of Energy Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Please see website for details.

Children's Right to Health, Brighton

Date: 11 December 2017

Venue: Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex

Please see attachment for details

Law, Human Rights and Religion: Flashpoints

Date: 11 December 2017

Venue: Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Please see attachment for details. D

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Westminster Briefing: Narrowing the gap in HE outcomes

Date: 14 December 2017

Venue: Central London

Please see webpage for details.

Orient Far and Near: call for papers

Date: 20 December 2017

Venue: Centre for Oriental Law Research, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Please see Facebook page for details. Closing date: 1 December 2017.

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2018


January

SLSA Posgraduate Conference

Dates: 4–5 January 2018

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

Please see webpage for details.

Regulating Healthcare: The NHS at 70

Date: 12 January 2018

Venue: University of Liverpool London Campus, Finsbury Square

Please see website for details.

Intoxication, Addiction and the Criminal Law

Date: 13 January 2017

Venue: Bramber House, University of Sussex, Brighton

Co-Hosted by the Sussex Crime Research Centre and Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre. Please see website for details.

Boards of Directors: Composition and Process

Dates: 15–16 January 2018

Venue: Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds

Registration now open. Please see website for details.

The Future for Charity Law and Governance: Accountability, regulation and priorities for new legislation

Date: 18 January 2018

Venue: Central London

Organised by the Westminster Legal Policy Forum. Please see website for details. 

Northern Public Law Forum Inaugural Seminar

Date: 31 January 2018

Venue: University of Sheffield

Speakers: Professor Carol Harlow (LSE) and Professor Richard Rawlings (UCL)

Please see attachment for details.

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February

Flags, Identity, Memory: Critiquing the public narrative through color: call for papers

Dates: 7–9 February 2018

Venue: Université de Lille, France

This is a preliminary conference in advance of the publication of a reference book of the same name. Please see attachment for details. Call for paper abstracts for the conference closes on 2 January 2018. Call for abstracts for the book closes on 1 April 2018.

UK–US Early Career Research Collaboration Workshop: Applications invited

Dates: 10–11 February 2018

Venue: 136 Irving Street, Cambridge MA, USA

Organised by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy and the American Philosophical Society. Applications are invited from early career scholars. Please see webpage for details. Closing date: 6 December 2017.

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March

Boundaries, Conflicts and Alliances: Interactions between international, transnational and comparative law

Dates: 1–2 March 2018

Venue: Osgood Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada

This is the conference of the Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational and Comparative Law. Please see website for details. 

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Two on the PhD in law journey – supervision, research ethics and preparing yourself for upgrade and vivas

Date: 2 March 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details.

KLS-IALS Workshop: Making sociolegal research visible and tangible

Date: 9 March 2018

Venue: Institute of Advance Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, Bloomsbury,
London WC1B 5DR

Places are funded by KLS-IALS and there is a limited bursary fund. Please see flyer for details. Closing date for applications: 1 December 2017.

Redesigning Justice: Promoting civil rights, trust and fairness: call for papers

Dates: 21–22 March 2018

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Please see website for details. Call closes: 4 December 2017.

SLSA 2018: call for papers and posters and registration now open

Dates: 27–29 March 2018

Venue: University of Bristol

See website for details. Closing date for call for papers and posters: 8 January 2018. Conference poster now available.

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April

BILETA Conference 2018: call for papers

Date: 9 April 2018

Venue: School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Theme: Digital Futures: places and people, technology and data

This is the conference of the British and Irish, Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA). Please see website for details. Closing date: 26 January 2018.

Modern Studies in Property Law

Date: 10 April 2018

Venue: UCL Laws, Bentham House, London

Please see website for details. 

Modern Studies in Property Law Post-Graduate Research Conference 2018: call for papers 

Date: 12 April 2018

Venue: Bentham House, Faculty of Law, University College London

Please see website for details. Call closes: 1 December 2017.

Socio-legal Studies/Sociologie du Droit: Methods, traditions, theories in France and the UK: call for contributions and registration

Date: 16 April 2018

Venue: University of Kent in Paris

Please see webpage for details. Call closes: 8 December 2017.

Trust, Risk, Information and the Law: call for papers

Date: 25 April 2018

Venue: Holiday Inn, Winchester

Please see website for details. Call closes: 26 January 2018.

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May

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Three on researching, disseminating and publishing in the digital world

Date: 11 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details.

19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law: call for papers

Dates: 23–25 May 2018

Venue: Örebro University, Sweden

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 1 December 2017.

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June

Joint Meeting of the LSA and CLSA

Dates: 7–10 June 2018

Venue: Toronto Canada

Please see website for details. 

WG Hart Legal Workshop 2018: Building a 21st Century Bill of Rights: call for papers

Dates: 11–12 June 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London

Please see attachment for details of call and confirmed speakers. Closing date: 31 December 2017.

Elder Law and its Discontents, Tel Aviv

Dates: 18–19 June 2018

Venue: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Please see flyer for details. 

Access to Justice and Legal Services: call for papers and registration now open

Dates: 11–13 June 2018

Venue: University College London Faculty of Laws, Bentham House

Please see website for details. Closing date for submission of proposals: 26 January 2018. Early bird registration open until 28 March 2018.

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July

National Centre for Research Methods: Research methods festival 2018

Dates: 3–5 July 2018

Venue: University of Bath

Please see webpage for details.

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September

RCSL and ISA Joint Meeting: Law and citizenship beyond the state: call for papers and session proposals

Dates: 10–13 September 2018

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Please see website for details. Call closes: 15 December 2017.

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2019

WG Hart Legal Workshop 2019: Call for proposals and the nomination for academic directors

Date: tbc

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details. Closing date: 20 November 2017.